You can log in to the Parent Portal from 12.30am on 2 March 2020 to view the results of your September 2020 secondary school transfer application.
In this section of the website you can read about the school admissions process.
- Apply online for a reception/year 7 place for September 2020
- Changes to published admission numbers for September 2020 admissions
- Key admission dates
- Catchment areas
- Information booklets
- Supplementary information forms
- School admission arrangements
- In-year school transfer process
- Appeals guidance
Where to find help
The School Admissions service deals with everything to do with allocating school places, including:
- producing written information for parents about primary and secondary school admissions;
- coordinating transferring pupils from primary to secondary school;
- coordinating applications for admission into reception classes for the first time in September;
- providing advice and guidance to parents on admission procedures, including the transfer of pupils between schools;
- acting as the initial contact for parents who want to make appeals for community and voluntary controlled schools which are full;
- representing community and voluntary controlled schools as the admitting authority at independent appeal hearings.
We can be contacted in the following ways.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By post: School Admissions, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, CW7 1AH
Preparing your child for school
For help preparing your child for school please see the West Cheshire Children’s Trust School Readiness booklet. School readiness can mean different things to different people. The aim of the booklet is to provide an understanding of how parents, carers and practitioners can help children to be ready for school.
Before you apply for a school place, you need to consider how you will transport your child to school, taking into account any potential transport costs. From September 2015 travel assistance will only be offered to pupils attending their nearest school.
Free school meals
Children who attend school within the Cheshire West and Chester area, up to the age of 16 and pupils who go to a school sixth form might be eligible for free school meals. If a child attends a college you can contact the college directly to make an application.
- Your local schools
- Ofsted school inspection reports
- School performance tables
- School and college transport
- School term and holiday dates
Ofsted are changing the way they inspect and report on schools. With the new Education Inspection Framework coming into force in September 2019, they have written this short ‘explainer text’ for parents on how these changes will affect them. You can find this on the Gov.uk website.